2022

Selling Your Home In London Why The Highest Offer Might Not Be Your Best Choice

So, you’re selling your home. You’re looking for the highest price and crossing your fingers for a smooth sale. But is the greatest offer always the best choice?  Well, we wouldn’t be writing this if the answer was yes. Unfortunately, the biggest offer won’t always be the best and there are many reasons why.  It’s not about selling your home for less than it’s worth, but it is about...

Support Your Local Charity

The month of December is filled with fun, festivities and food for most of us, yet for many others it is cold and lonely. And in the current cost of living crisis, it can feel more overwhelming than ever.  Charitable donations in the winter months are essential. By making a small contribution, you could make a huge difference to individuals and families facing an otherwise bleak winter. In this...

Ten Ways To Winter Proof Your London Rental Property

Here are ten ways to prevent a minor mishap or major disaster at your rental property this winter. For many people, winter really is the most wonderful time of the year, a chance to crunch through frosty fields, make the perfect snow angel or snuggle up by the fire. But from a property perspective, winter can be hazardous, with snow, rain, ice, high winds and low temperatures all posing potential...

Reduce Your Energy Bills And Boost The Value Of Your London Property

Energy is a hot topic. From price hikes to conserving energy, every day there seems to be a new thing to think about. And now, research has shown that being more energy efficient could even bump up the value of your home. Boiler company BOXT found that increasing the EPC rating of your home to C or above could boost your house price by 23%. So, if you’re thinking about selling your property, you may...

Five Ways To Make The Most Of Your London Property Portfolio

A property portfolio is a great way to generate income and build yourself a tidy retirement nest egg. But there’s more to it than shaking hands with new tenants and waiting for the rent to roll in. You need robust systems and a professional attitude to protect your investment and ensure you don’t wind up out of pocket or on the wrong side of the law To find out what it takes to manage several...

Fun And Free Things To Do In London This Winter

Having fun is important, no matter how old you are. But how can you enjoy yourself without breaking the bank?  Now the cold weather has set in, we’re all stuck at home after a blazing hot summer of being out and about. And if you’ve got kids, you’ll know the importance of keeping them busy and tiring them out.  In this two-minute read, we look at how you can beat the boredom without spending...

What Homeowners Should Know Before Insulating Their Property

Get it right, and insulation can add value to your home. Get it wrong, and it could be difficult to get a mortgage for your property. Read on to find out why. With energy prices sky-high and global warming a pressing issue, many homeowners are looking to insulate their homes. While there are many benefits associated with insulation, one issue you should consider before committing to work at your...

Top Tax Tip For London Landlords

A significant shift in how landlords file tax returns is looming on the horizon. Here’s what landlords need to know about the changes If you’re a landlord with a taxable income of more than £10,000, now’s the time to start thinking about new tax reporting rules that are coming down the line. In April 2024, all landlords with an income of over £10K will have to comply with a scheme called...

Your Alternative Guide To The World Cup

Can’t stand football? Wouldn’t dream of tuning into this year’s World Cup in Qatar? Here’s a list of four things you can do instead. If you’d rather watch paint dry than the World Cup, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to tuning out when the tournament is on. Blitz your Christmas shopping This is your chance to be one of those smug people who has all their Christmas shopping...

How To Maximise Your Budget And Buy Your Dream London Home

Buying a home comes with a lot of dreams, needs and wants, but there’s another consideration, too – budget. Whether you’re taking your first step on the property ladder or moving on to bigger and better things, how can you make every pound count? Maximising your budget might seem impossible; after all, a downstairs WC is a must, and you’ve always hoped for a driveway. But are these wants and...

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